HC Deb 05 March 1929 vol 226 c226W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that heavy lorries are everywhere causing serious damage by vibration to property adjacent to the roads which they traverse; that the combined tare and load weight of such a vehicle with three trailers is frequently 30 tons; that they constantly travel at higher speeds than the maximum allowed by law to vehicles of their class; and, seeing that the police take no steps to prevent this, will he take action in the matter?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have received complaints that heavy motor vehicles cause serious damage to adjacent property by vibration. Maximum speeds in respect of various classes of vehicles are fixed by the relevant Acts and Orders, but the enforcement of such limits is a matter for the police.